Khaled Ghannam

Assistant Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering


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  • 132C Nightingale Hall

Research Focus

Boundary-layer meteorology, land-atmosphere interactions, air quality modeling, hydroclimatology


  • PhD, Environmental Sciences, Duke University, 2017

Professional Affiliations

  • American Meteorological Society
  • American Physical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • European Geophysics Union.

Research Overview

Boundary-layer meteorology, land-atmosphere interactions, air quality modeling, hydroclimatology

Selected Publications

  • Yin, Z., Findell, K., Dirmeyer, P., Ghannam, K., Shevliakova, E., Malyshev, S., Tan, Z. (2022) “Daytimeonly-
    mean data can enhance understanding of land-atmosphere coupling”. Hydrology and Earth
    System Sciences., 2022
  • Chowdhuri, S., Ghannam, K., & Banerjee, T. (2022). A scale-wise analysis of intermittent momentum
    transport in dense canopy flows. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 942, A51. doi:10.1017/jfm.2022.414
  • Zahn, E., Bou-Zeid, E., Good, S., Katul, G., Thomas, C., Ghannam, K., Smith, J., Chamecki, M., Dias, N.L.,
    Fuentes, J.D., Kustas, W.P. (2022) “Direct Partitioning of Eddy-Covariance Water and Carbon Dioxide
    Fluxes into Ground and Plant Components”. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 315, 108790.
  • Shevliakova, E., Ghannam, K., Findell, K., Milly, P. C. D., et al. (2022) “The Land Component LM4.1 of
    the GFDL Earth System Model ESM4.1: Biophysical and Biogeochemical Processes and Interactions with
    Climate”. Journal of Advances in Modeling the Earth System.
  • Ghannam, K., and Bou-Zeid, E., (2022) “Baroclinicity and directional shear explain departures from the
    logarithmic wind profile”. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.1-22.


Jan 08, 2024

Urban Pollution Solutions Through Dispersion Modeling and Atmospheric Measurements

Assistant Professor Khaled Ghannam is part of the Intelligent Solutions to Urban Pollution for Equity and Resilience (iSUPER), a Northeastern initiative that will integrate sensors and prediction models to detect pollution on a neighborhood-level scale. The resulting data will hopefully inform policy decisions to improve urban air quality.

Khaled Ghannam


Aug 18, 2023

New Faculty Spotlight: Khaled Ghannam

Khaled Ghannam joins the Civil and Environmental Engineering department in August 2023 as an Assistant Professor.

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